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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hey fellas, trying to see what else I can use to improve my handling for this car?

I have the Powell hardcore rear bar , wide tires, fe5 shocks and struts and lower springs.

I'm about to but moog endlinks in a second to add to the list in what I have installed soon.
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Would that improve it for me, tighten up some control play?
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I did LSJ FE5 control arms as well as all Powell CABs in them. They should completely eliminate wheel hop. I also am on YYZ springs and Koni shocks/struts but I doubt you'll go that far. Lastly I also have the Powell twistbeam bushings, although for the price I'm not sure those are worth it for you. A set of dedicated sticky summer tires/wheels and winter tires/wheels goes a long way. I also have a Powell XXX rear swaybar but I'm sure that's out of the question for you.

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YYZ V.3 Springs, Koni shocks/struts, Powell XXX rear swaybar, Brembo brake swap, 5 lug conversion, Ion Redline wheels, SS/SC interior swap including power conversion, K&N intake, Trifecta tune, Ark Performance N-II catback, Ark shorty antenna, SS body kit, Powell F23 rotated mount, LNF rear mount, Powell CABs
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Guy on ss group recommend a set of fe3 control arms with fe5 ball joints and bushing

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How much are powell cabs?
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For both sets, more than you want to spend. Also FE3 and FE5 control arms are the same thing except FE3 ones were only the same as the LSJ FE5 control arms and the FE5 LNF control arms only fit the LNF where as the others fit every cobalt.

But to answer your question it's $448 for both sets ($199 for the trailing CAB's and $249 for the leading CAB's. You'd also need to actually buy FE5 control arms which you can get used for about $160 shipped, exact price Mongo was asking on CSS, he also posts to Facebook, name is Jeff and is constantly posting parts. FE5 control arms and the new Moog training bushings would be almost as good.

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Hmm il keep the fe5 arms in mind and cabs from powell

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Any idea on moog control arm bushings?
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You have to get the new ones, money man had a thread on them a few days ago. I believe you can get them for only about $50 shipped in the US.

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YYZ V.3 Springs, Koni shocks/struts, Powell XXX rear swaybar, Brembo brake swap, 5 lug conversion, Ion Redline wheels, SS/SC interior swap including power conversion, K&N intake, Trifecta tune, Ark Performance N-II catback, Ark shorty antenna, SS body kit, Powell F23 rotated mount, LNF rear mount, Powell CABs
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Yea i found a set on the moog bushings I'm just getting an option on em..

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Ok so let me get this clear ok so fe5 control arms and moog control arm bushings? And other parts toward the control arms that i need? Would it still be a improvement if i got the moog bushings instead of the 500$ powell bushings or should I just save for them?
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The Moog ones aren't as good but are they worth it for being 1/4th the price, absolutely. They are still fully metal bushings just they are going to allow more movement than Powell's. Wait until someone has installed and written a review on them before you make a final decision though.

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